Birmingham-Southern College

Michelle Behr, Provost and VPAABSC Policies
Centenary CollegeJenifer Ward, Provost and Dean of the CollegeCentenary Policies
Centre CollegeStephenie Fabritius, VPAA and DeanI am providing a link to our faculty handbook in which the tenure and promotion policies are stated. HOWEVER – we are in the midst of working through a task force on tenure and promotion, and are looking at practices and policies elsewhere, and thinking about our own. So – this is likely to change.
I think all of section III is relevant – esp. pp 17 – 31.
Centre Policies
Davidson CollegeWendy Raymond, VPAA and DeanDavidson Policies
Furman UniversityJohn Beckford, VPAA and DeanFurman has three policies that primarily govern tenure and promotion criteria and procedures. Last year these came under review and new and more explicit criteria will put in place this year (I hope!). Simultaneously departments are developing internal descriptions that reflect appropriate disciplinary differences.
Furman Policies
Hendrix CollegeTerri Bonebright, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost of the CollegeHendrix Policies
Millsaps CollegeKeith Dunn, Senior VPAA and DeanPlease find Millsaps’ T&P criteria attached. During my first year at Millsaps, I worked with the T&P committee to get a whole bunch of this information that had previously resided only in a letter sent to candidates a couple of months prior to the files being due into the Faculty Handbook so that faculty would have that information available to them from the time they started. We had a few instances of faculty being surprised about criteria and procedures just as they were coming up for review. Things are better now. – Keith Dunn, Provost

Millsaps Policies
Morehouse CollegeGarikai Campbell, Provost and Sr. VPAATenure and Promotion to Associate Professor Criteria:
...candidate (possessing a terminal degree after having held the rank of Assistant Professor for at least 6 years) must have consistently exceeded performance standards in either teaching or research, while having consistently met performance standards in service and either research or teaching.
We currently have the phrase: If, in a particular year, the number of candidates for tenure in a discipline is greater than the number of tenure openings in that discipline, the successful candidate will be the one who possesses the most competitive record of past performance and exhibits the greatest potential for continuing such performance in the future.
BUT, I am trying to move away from this particular clause.

• be present and punctual for all class periods of assigned courses except for absences approved by the department/program chair or division dean
• provide all students in every class taught with a syllabus that meets departmental or program requirements, and have a copy of each syllabus on file in the departmental or division office
• receive acceptable student evaluations
• receive acceptable peer evaluations
• teach without a racist, sexist, or ethnic bias
• be available to students outside of the classroom for academic advising in accordance with college, divisional, departmental guidelines

• remain current in knowledge of the teaching discipline or field
• make intellectual/artistic contributions (academic and professional publications and presentations/performances) on a continuing basis

• regularly attend all official Morehouse functions (including Opening and Founders' Day Convocations, Baccalaureate, and Commencement) as well as college-wide, divisional, and departmental/program faculty meetings
• perform assigned committee work in a professional manner
• interact with colleagues in ways that enhance achievement of departmental, divisional, and college-wide goals and objectives

Promotion to Full Professor requires (normally) at least six years at rank of Associate plus exceeding standards in two of the three areas above and meeting in another.

We have a whole section in our handbook on how performance is to be documented.

We have for a long time now had what we call the "ten-year rule." It forbids any faculty from being full-time for longer than 10 years. My understanding is that it was brought into existence to combat a failure to assess or to act on assessments of non-tenure track faculty. It had both positive and adverse effects and we are now in the middle of a process of deciding on a new non-tenure track structure which includes expectations of teaching, service and scholarship (as opposed to research), stronger and more periodic comprehensive evaluations in line with the idea that 6 years be the norm for promotions, and includes new ranks (senior assistant, associate and senior associate professor) for non-tenure track faculty. We are working through the promotion criteria now but they will mirror those for tenure track pretty closely.

We will soon discuss a "professor of practice" track as well. -Kai Campbell
Rhodes CollegeMilton Moreland, Interim Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic AffairsI’ve pasted below the two sections from our faculty handbook that are most relevant (Standards, and Process). In the past few years we have also approved departmental statements about scholarship expectations for tenure. Every department has its own explicit statement about what amount of work is needed for a successful tenure case.
Rhodes Policies
Rollins CollegeCraig McAlaster, Interim ProvostRollins Policies
Southwestern University Alisa Gaunder, Dean of the Faculty Southwestern Policies
Spelman CollegeMyra Burnett, Interiim Provost for Academic AffairsAttached are excerpts from the Spelman faculty handbook that suggest tenure & promotion review criteria. As you suggest, the criteria are rather broad but some of the guiding review questions provide some direction at least. – Karen Brakke
Spelman Policies
Trinity UniversityMichael Fisher, Vice President for Faculty and Student AffairsI've copied below the statement of "University Criteria" from our Faculty and Contract Staff Handbook. At Trinity, each academic department also has a statement of departmental criteria for tenure and promotion, and this statement becomes part of the tenure package for each candidate. Departmental criteria statements are reviewed periodically by the Commission on Promotion and Tenure. – Duane Coltharp.
Trinity Policies
University of RichmondKathleen Skerrett, Dean of Arts and Sciences
University of the SouthTerry Papillon, Dean of the College
Washington and Lee UniversitySuzanne Keen, Dean of the CollegePages 12ff have W&L’s t&p procedures. We are in the process of overhauling these antiquated pages, but the new language won’t be available until early in 2016, at best. – Suzanne Keen
Washington and Lee Policies